Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the popular treks after Everest Base Camp for the trekkers who come to Nepal. This trek is a minimized version of Annapurna circuit trek. It requires only 7-8 days to complete. So, if you have only few days to spend and would like to explore the nature and mountains, then this Annapurna base camp trek would be an option. The itineraries are designed in such a way that you will explore around the deep forest and the majestic massive mountains in just few days. Annapurna range, Gangapurna mountain, Fishtail mountains, Himchuli, etc. and other mountains can be seen during this trek. You will be trekking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) where both natural as well as cultural resources are well protected. This will be beneficial for the people living in this area – both for the present and future generations to come. To inter in this ACAP region, you will need to get a permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card. This will help to record and trace the number of visitors in this area.
The highest point you will be trekking is the Annapurna base camp itself which is at an altitude of 4130 m. It is a moderate trek, where you will be walking easily for about 5-6 hours a day. You will be staying at the local teahouse or guesthouse during the entire trek day where they will serve you locally grown foods as well as some western dishes. During the trek, you will pass through different village of Gurung community – most popular being Ghandruk and Chomrong. Along with that, you will be trekking through the dense forest of different vegetation like rhododendron, oaks, pines, bamboo, etc. The best season to trek in this region is during March to May and September to November. During winter and rainy season, it will be difficult to trek, but it is still doable, but it is highly recommended to do this trek in the season.
This trek basically starts from drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then from Pokhara to Nayapul. There are actually two routes to do this trek – one is from Pothana, Phedi, Landruk, Jhinu Danda, Chomrong, Dovan, Macchapuchre Base Camp and then finally to Annapurna Base Camp. This is a shorter route which will take about 7 days to complete. Another one is from Tikhedhunga, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Macchapuchre Base Camp and to Annapurna Base Camp. This is a longer route where you will be trekking along the Poon Hill. Poon Hill offers a magnificent sunrise view. So if you have few more days to spare, you can choose this route. You can also dip in a natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda and relax your tired muscles.
In just 4 days, you will be trekking from an altitude of 1010 m Nayapul to 4130 m Annapurna Base Camp. During this you will see change in landscapes, vegetation and climate in this region.
Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Max Altitude: 4230 m
Cost: USD $700.00 Per person
Activity: Explore Nepal, Tour, Trekking
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.
After breakfast, fly to Pokhara & continue drive to Birethanti & begin your trek to Ulleri(2070m) which takes about five and half hours. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments. Then you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.)
We make our ascent to the Ghorepani village. This day we begin our trek ascending to Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Himchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) South. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop
Today is a special day because we conquer Poon Hill- an icon of Annapurna region. We climb the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3200mtrs). The efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views of Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurnas. After taking photos and having some coffee, tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani .
Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day – Sinuwa. 5:30 hours. Overnight.
We proceed to Kuldi Ghar about 2 ½ to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight. 5:30 hours.
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) and it takes about four hours. From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. The trail is less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until you reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree.
Early in the morning that you will taking to ABC from where you will enjoy the spectacular sunrise Mountains views including wonderful glacier then back to lodge & After breakfast , Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) which takes about five hours. It’s much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Dovan.
Trek from Dovan to Jhinu danda and it takes about 5 hours.The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Jhinu which place had natural hot spring too.
Trek from Chhomrong to Nayapul via Birethanti which takes about 4 hours.You begin your trail following gentle flat path passing through forests, rocks and terraces. After Kimche (1638m.) the trail descends through human settlements and terraces upto Seuli Bazaar. From here, the trail moves along the bank of Modi Khola to Birethanti. En route, you pass through forests, rice terraces, waterfalls and green scenarios. Birethanti is a small town with few lodges, shops and human settlements. Now you walk for almost twenty minutes through flat path upto Nayapul (New Bridge). From Nayapul you will take 1 & half hr drive to Pokhara
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes approximately 25 minutes.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.
As per itinerary.
Twin Sharing accommodation in 2 Star& 4 Star in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Breakfast.
Kathmandu to Pokhara to kathmandu in Tourist Bus/Flight. Pokhara to Phedi and Nayapool to Pokhara.
All necessary Permit during sightseeing and trekking.
Escorted with English speaking guide during sightseeing and trekking. One Porter between two each two person during trek.
Accommodation and 3 meals during tea house trek.
Food, accommodation ,salary & insurance of guide and Porters.
Trekking Staffs insurance by our company
Nepali Typical Foods
Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days).
Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
Personal spending money. Personal gears & clothing (available on hire) Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
Tip For Staffs
|December 7, 2019
|June 17, 2020
Duration: 13 days
Trekking: Teahouse / Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4130m
Accommodations: 2 night in Kathmandu , 2 nights in Pokhara & 8 nights in trekking lodges
Group Size : 2 to 30 pax